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Kassiano Wadri Wins Arua Municipality By-Election

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Independent Candidate Kassiano Wadri has been declared winner of Wednesday’s Arua Municipality MP be-election.

Arua Electoral District returning officer Angom Ococ Ruth declared Wadri winner with 6,421 votes. NRM’s Nusura Tiperu came second with 4,798 votes and in third place was Independent Candidate Robert Ejiku with 2,694 votes, while FDC’s candidate Bruce Musema garnered 1,369 putting him in fourth position.

Now MP elect for Arua Municipality, Kassiano Wadri replaces the late Ibrahim Abiriga, who was gunned down a few months ago.

The news of Wadri’s victory finds him behind bars, facing treason charges according to reports.

Wadri and other MPs including Kyadondo Wast MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine were arrested on Monday evening in Arua town following a scuffle that left President Museveni’s car vandalized and Bobi Wine’s driver shot dead.

Police cliams Wadri and MP Kyagulanyi were found with guns

Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali while addressing parliament on Wednesday evening, told the House that Kyagulanyi was set to appear before Court Martial in Gulu on Thursday.

Gen. Ali said that the legislator was found with an SMG riffle during his arrest on Monday evening, following the chaos in Arua that led to shooting of his driver.

Below are the final election results:

Candidate Political Party Number of votes
Kassiano Wadri Independent 6421
Tiperu Nusura NRM 4798
Robert Ejiku Independent 2694
Musema Bruce FDC 1369
Atima Jackson Independent 835
Sunday Angudia Independent 196
Ja’afar Alekua JEEMA 38
Simon Avutia Independent 32
Alfred Nyakuni Independent 30
Madira Kennedy DP 26
Bavuga Safi Independent 19
Elton Nyero Independent 18
Valid Votes 16476
Invalid Votes 613
Total Number of Ballot Papers Counted 17089
Spoilt Ballot Papers 33

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